Three-star prospect Lovell Peterson had to watch Offense-Defense All-American Bowl practices from the sidelines Friday morning.
Peterson hurt his ankle during the first day of preparation, and sat out the morning session Friday before returning to the field in the afternoon.
"It feels fine right now," Peterson said. "It doesn't hurt as bad as it did yesterday. It just got rolled up on…Practice is so boring to watch."
Though he had to take some time off, Peterson has already gotten a solid impression of the type of talent on display.
"I'm not used to seeing all these guys at the same level of talent I'm at," Peterson said. "It's going to be interesting to see how everyone does at the game. Not everyone is able to play at the same level of talent as others. We've always been the top dog, and now they've got all the top dogs in one place."
As for his recruitment, Peterson said three schools have his attention at the moment, and a decision likely won't come until National Signing Day. Those schools are Kentucky, Western Kentucky and Division II school Grand Valley State.
"Those three are the only ones that are in contact with me right now, but I have other offers…West Virginia, Illinois and Ohio," Peterson said.
Peterson took an official visit to Kentucky earlier this month after new coach Mark Stoops extended him an offer.
"It was nice. I liked everything," Peterson said. "I went to a basketball game, saw the campus a little bit…[The new coaches] seem excited to be there. It seems like things will be turned around up there."
Peterson hadn't paid any attention to the Wildcats during the previous regime.
"I had took a camp up there in the summer, and I just didn't like how the program was ran," Peterson said. "The chemistry with the coaches wasn't there, and you have to have that."
Peterson ha scheduled another unofficial visit to Kentucky for Jan. 12, so he can meet with the track coach and show his mom the campus. Peterson throws shot put, discus and does hammer throw, and said he intends to do both football and track in college.
Peterson said he's scheduled two more official visits — Grand Valley State on Jan. 5 and Western Kentucky on Jan. 19.
Peterson said Kentucky is the only school recruiting him to play defensive tackle, with the other programs intending to use him on the offensive line.
"I like D tackle more, because you know where you need to go, you just need to get there. It's less thinking," he said.
O-D Bowl: Lovell Peterson
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